State curricula articulate principles of respect and ethics in relationships, but some don’t use the word ‘consent’.
The #MeToo movement has sparked discussions about appropriate sexual behaviour that teachers can build on in sexual education.
The detail of the government’s reforms remains elusive four months after commissioners Margaret White and Mick Gooda handed down their final report.
Implementing the Don Dale royal commission's recommendations will test the capacity to redress the 'systemic and shocking failures' it identified.
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Like most forms of protest, the #MeToo movement offers evidence of problems but fails to tackle the broader causes and how to fix them.
Sistem transportasi Jakarta adalah salah satu bagian kota yang bisa ditingkatkan menggunakan teknologi Smart City, tapi apa harga yang harus dibayar?
Banyak pemerintah menggunakan Big Data dalam merancang perbaikan kota. Namun pertimbangan etis harus ada agar tidak membahayakan privasi warga atau memperparah ketimpangan sosial.
Jakarta’s traffic system is one of many facets of the city that could be improved by smart cities technologies, but at what cost?
Governments are using Big Data to design improvements and upgrades of cities. But ethical questions need to be considered, lest we end up jeopardising citizens' privacy or deepen social inequalities.
Acclaimed British theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking passed away peacefully at his home in Cambridge aged 76.
Hawking's life embodied what it means to have access to the human right of communication through communication technology.
Blood has always been a symbol of life and has been thought to counteract the ageing process.
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Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?
In some cases, pay what you want did not provide an increase in revenue. A recent example is the closure of the Footscray Lentils as Anything restaurant.
There may be altruistic reasons for companies to adopt 'pay as you want' pricing, but research shows it can lead to an increase in revenue.
The NRL’s controversial salary cap has clearly played a role in keeping the league so equal.
There is no major sporting competition in the world that has enjoyed such a run without crowning back-to-back champions as the NRL.
The negative effects of social media have pushed tech companies to take more responsibility for the health of their users.
Critics want social media platforms regulated like Big Tobacco, but our research shows that their impact on your health depends on how you use them.
Is Richard Di Natale correct in saying that Tasmanian women aren’t getting access safe termination services?
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
The adaptable form of pleated and folded textiles provides a real world view of the mathematical field of topology.
Art can help us explore and understand some of the more abstract ideas in maths - such a topology.
Fluorescent lights do emit UV, but not enough to harm human health.
The internet conspiracists are half right: most lights we have inside do emit UV, but not enough to harm us.
Half of injuries at trampoline parks are among children aged ten to 14 years.
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While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don't, and there's nothing compelling them to lift their game.
Many gig workers are classified as independent contractors.
Many gig workers are classified as independent contractors, leaving them without minimum wages and other workplace protections. Creating a new category of worker could fix that.
The five yearly negotiations have long generated controversy and angst.
Public hospitals in Australia are owned and operated by state (and territory) governments. So why does the Commonwealth government attract blame for lack of hospital funding?
Much of the traffic using Sydney’s Anzac Bridge and, in the distance, Harbour Bridge is travelling through the city centre, not to it or from it.
One potential benefit of WestConnex, which remains untouched, is that it could relieve Sydney's city centre from cars and make it more pedestrian-friendly.
More knowledge about your genetic makeup enables you to make better-informed choices – but at what cost?
It's exciting to think we're on the brink of a genomic revolution in health care. But just because new technology becomes available, it doesn't mean it should automatically be publicly funded.
The new report started as a central plank of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda.
The Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation report offers five “imperatives for action”: Education, Industry, Government, Research and Development, and Culture and Ambition.
Hacks like the one on Coincheck expose gullible investors to risk, but it also means funds could be flowing undetected into the hands of money launderers and terrorists.
Australian regulators face similar problems as their Australian counterparts in getting cryptocurrency platforms to regulate and prosecuting them when things go wrong.